Austin Accolades & Rankings 2015
3 HOT Austin Neighborhoods for Home Sales

The national brokerage and research company, Redfin Corp., has provided great insight in the economy of Austin, most particularly in the performance of its real estate. It has identified three ... Read more

Some Changes to Expect in Housing and Real Estate in 2016

Freddie Mac’s forecast for the 2016 housing market is a paradox; the mortgage powerhouse expects that changes in the mortgage market are inevitable, yet it is unsure on how new game players ... Read more

Population Explosion: Austin Now with over 2 Million Residents

The summer of 2015 is a momentous time for Austin. The number of people living in the five-county metro area surpassed the 2-million mark sometime midyear, as observed by Austin-based company ... Read more

Austin Ranks 9th Best City for Veterans

Once again, Austin has proven itself a worthy contender for the title “one of the best places to live in the U.S.”. Using 18 key metrics to find the best cities for veterans within the ... Read more

Austin-Round Rock makes Top 5 in List of Best Places for Millennials

A recent study by Payscale, an online compensation analysis service, assessed which cities were the best for millennials just starting out in the workforce. The Austin-Round Rock metro made number ... Read more

Austin Real Estate Makes Realtor.com’s List of Top 20 Markets in August

Austin housing statistics continued its rising trend this Summer, with homes sales increasing twelve percent year-over-year to 3,149 sales in July. To see which markets were the hottest in the ... Read more

Austin Zip makes List of Top 10 Zip Codes in the U.S.

Realtor.com ranked the hottest U.S. ZIP codes where homes are selling the quickest and how frequently homes are viewed. Austin’s 78729 ZIP made number eight on the Top 10 list, beating out the ... Read more

Austin is No.1 for Development; No. 2 for Real Estate Prospects—ULI and PwCLLP

The annual report “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016” published by the Urban Land Institute and PwCLLP ranks Austin as the first in the nation for development and second for overall ... Read more

Study Shows Austin Real Estate is the ‘Healthiest’ Market in U.S.

Financial website, WalletHub, conducted a study of 300 U.S. cities with more than 300,000 residents to find which real estate market was the “healthiest.” Austin ranked as the healthiest ... Read more

Austin Real Estate One of 10 Healthiest Housing Markets in the U.S.

Evidence of a nationwide recovery from the Great Recession is evident in the continued improvement of housing markets across the country, according to a recent analysis by financial website Wallethub.... Read more

Austin Ranks in Top 3 Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

Recent data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that thirty-two percent of existing home sales were purchased by first-time home buyers in May. It’s the highest percentage ... Read more

Austin Real Estate Sales Volume Reaches Over $1 Billion in June

Austin real estate overall sales reached historic levels in June, topping $1 billion for the first time in its recorded history. A report on BizJournals.com also revealed that for the first time ... Read more

Title of “Best City to live in U.S.” Goes to Austin

Wallethub, a financial site dedicated to helping consumers make better financial decisions, recently compiled a list of the “Best & Worst Large Cities to Live In.” Based on 31 key ... Read more

Entrepreneurs are Getting Started in Austin, Recent Kauffman Index Reveals

Across the U.S., there’s been an increase in business startup activity since last year. Many of the nation’s top 40 metro areas also saw increased new venture activity. The news is ... Read more

Texas Real Estate breaking Speed Records

National Association of Realtors compiled data on how long it’s taking homes to sell in the U.S. A report on the data was posted to their site and showed that Texas real estate, along with some ... Read more

Austin Real Estate is one of the 20 Hottest U.S. Markets in June

RealtorMag.com, an online news site provided by the National Association of Realtors, has published a list of the 20 hottest U.S. markets for the month of June. Austin made the list out of 300 medium ... Read more

14 Reasons Why Austin is the Weirdest City in the World

Huffpost Travel recently posted an article by Suzy Strutner that includes her list of 14 reasons why Austin is the weirdest city in the world. From chicken poop bingo to a live flying bat show, ... Read more

Mortgage Rates Drop After Fed Announcement

Mortgage rates dipped last week after Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, announced that short-term federal funds rates would be reduced to reflect a conservative economic outlook for 2015. ... Read more

Studies show Zestimates are Grossly Inaccurate

In this age of limitless information available at the click of a mouse, people increasingly attempt to act as their own realtor with market data they obtained from real estate sites. In fact, in ... Read more

Texas Homeowners Gaining Wealth in State with Most Home Equity

Austin Homeowners will be happy to hear the news from Corelogic’s equity report. Data published in RealtorMag shows that Texas has the highest number of homes in the U.S. with equity in ... Read more

Forbes Ranks Austin Highly on Job Growth List - Names Austin an “Opportunity City”

Continuing its overall job growth since the Great Recession in 2008, Austin has seen a 3.1 percent job growth rate in 2014. The data appears in a recent report on “The Best Cities for Jobs ... Read more

Realtor.com Ranks Austin Real Estate Market in the Top 10 Sustained by Robust Job Growth

Real estate in Austin hasn’t seen a strong Spring Season like this one since 2006. From the economic indicators empowering the market, this show of strength is enduring where other markets ... Read more

Austin Real Estate is the Best Bet for Investors, According to Forbes

When one of the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders releases its list of best areas to invest in real estate, the financial world listens. Making the top of the ... Read more

Millennials Contributing to Fast-Paced Austin Real Estate Market

If you thought there were a lot of young adults in Austin, you’re right! Millennials - the population demographic between the ages of 20 to 34 - are moving to Austin in droves, according to new ... Read more

Austin One of the Hottest Real Estate Markets in May

Austin real estate has turning a lot of heads this Spring. Buyers from across the country have been attracted to the affordable prices, jobs availability and lifestyle offerings in the city. With all ... Read more

Round Rock Tops Austin on List of Most Affordable Cities in the Country

Austin suburban real estate has a lot to offer would-be homebuyers, from decreased traffic and a more open city structure to an abundance of activities. Austin’s bedroom communities are a great ... Read more

Analysis Finds Austin One of the Best Cities to Work for a Small Business

Adding to the list of reasons to move to Austin is a recent analysis conducted by personal financial website, WalletHub. The purpose of the analysis was to find in which cities are best to work for a ... Read more

Austin Real Estate Among the 20 Hottest Markets in the U.S. Right Now

Austin real estate is definitely a seller’s market. Homes are selling faster and for more than ever before. Recently, realtor.com posted its list of the 20 Hottest Housing Markets in the U.S. ... Read more

Austin Beats San Francisco, Tel Aviv, NYC for Tech Biz Title

British property consultancy Savills released study findings Wednesday that cited 12 cities across the globe with the most ideal environment for technology businesses. Of course, out of those 12 ... Read more

Austin is #1 Fastest-Growing Economy in the U.S. and 38th in the World

Three hundred of the planet’s largest economies were assessed on their economic growth by the Brookings Institution recently. A report released by the nonprofit public policy organization ... Read more